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Foreign efforts to influence 2018 U.S. elections on Twitter 'limited' - company

31 Jan 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Twitter Inc took down nearly 6,000 tweets during last November's U.S. congressional elections, most of which were attempting to suppress the vote through intimidation or sharing false information, the company said on Thursday.

Facebook keeps attracting digital ads, shares jump after hours

31 Jan 2019

Facebook Inc reported better-than-expected profit on Wednesday, showing that digital advertisers were still flocking to spend money on the service in order to reach customers even after a series of high profile embarrassments for the world's largest online social media network. | Video

Apple bans Facebook from tech tools for tracking teen browsing habits

30 Jan 2019

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had banned Facebook Inc from a program designed to let businesses control iPhones used by their employees, saying the social networking company had improperly used it to track the web-browsing habits of teenagers. | Video

Facebook plans content oversight board, tightens paid ad rules

29 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS Facebook Inc on Monday laid out plans for an independent content oversight board with the power to overturn company decisions on user posts, aimed at addressing concerns over misinformation and abusive behaviour on the platform. | Video

Saudi king taps veteran finance chief as foreign minister to improve image

27 Dec 2018

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabia's king put a veteran former finance minister in charge of foreign affairs on Thursday, aiming to improve the kingdom's image after the crisis caused by the killing of a journalist and greater scrutiny of the Yemen war.

Senior Saudi prince says CIA cannot be trusted on Khashoggi conclusion

25 Nov 2018

ABU DHABI A senior Saudi prince cast doubt upon the reported CIA finding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, saying the agency could not be counted on to reach a credible conclusion.

UAE jails Briton for life for spying, UK assails 'unacceptable' ruling

22 Nov 2018

ABU DHABI A UAE court sentenced a British academic to life in prison on charges of spying for the British government on Wednesday, in a move Britain said would have serious diplomatic consequences for relations between the old allies. | Video

RPT-Saudi Arabia defies US pressure to end Qatar row after Khashoggi killing

18 Nov 2018

DUBAI, Nov 16 Saudi Arabia is defying U.S. calls to mend ties with Qatar despite signs that pressure to end another regional crisis, the Yemen war, has had an impact on Riyadh since the killing of a prominent journalist.

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